Aircraft Photo of 58-0787 / 80787 | Convair F-106A Delta Dart (8) | USA - Air Force | #57565
Registration / Serial:58-0787
Alternate Serial:80787
Aircraft Original Type:Convair F-106 Delta Dart (8)
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair F-106 Delta Dart (8)
Aircraft Version:Convair F-106A Delta Dart (8)
C/n (msn):8-24-118
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:17 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 57565
Photo Comment

During a training flight in Feb. 1970 this aircraft was involved in a miraculous incident after entering an uncontrollable spin that forced the pilot to eject. Unpiloted, the aircraft recovered on its own, apparently due to the balance and configuration changes caused by the ejection, and miraculously made a gentle belly landing in a snow-covered field. After minor repairs, the aircraft was returned to service and last served with the 49 FIS before being retired to the museum in 1996.

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